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Headscarf rejection wins British woman 4,000 pounds
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/16/08 | AFP

Posted on 06/16/2008 8:35:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

LONDON (AFP) - A British employment tribunal on Monday awarded a Muslim woman 4,000 pounds (8,900 dollars, 5,100 euros) after a hair salon owner refused to employ her because she wears a headscarf.

The tribunal dismissed a claim of direct discrimination, but found that woman, Bushra Noah, had suffered indirect discrimination and awarded her the settlement for "injury to feelings".

The tribunal owner said she needed stylists to reflect the "funky, urban" image of her central London salon, and that new hires who have conventional hairstyles are requested to re-style it in a more "alternative" way.

In its judgement the London tribunal said it accepted Noah had not been treated differently because of her Muslim headscarf, but that it doubted there was as severe a risk to the business by employing someone wearing a head covering as the owner believed.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: british; headscarf; muslim; muslimwomen; rejection; ukmuslims

1 posted on 06/16/2008 8:35:12 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

I honestly think these Muslims are looking to get discriminated against so they can sue.


2 posted on 06/16/2008 8:39:09 PM PDT by chaos_5 (Proud to be one of the 10% not rallying around McCain)
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To: NormsRevenge

England is falling fast.


3 posted on 06/16/2008 8:40:02 PM PDT by mefistofelerevised
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey, that’s great! How many times can she apply for hairdressing jobs? What a great scam at British taxpayers’ expense.

I am thinking of putting together a team of 24 Sikh barbers who will apply for haircutting jobs all over the UK and sue when they aren’t hired. I’ll take my usual 1/3 cut (so to speak).


4 posted on 06/16/2008 8:40:54 PM PDT by Roy Tucker ("You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."--Ayn Rand)
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To: NormsRevenge
The tribunal owner said she needed stylists to reflect the "funky, urban" image of her central London salon, and that new hires who have conventional hairstyles are requested to re-style it in a more "alternative" way.

Little error there.

Get a little business savvy there, you never tell an applicant why they were rejected.

5 posted on 06/16/2008 8:41:28 PM PDT by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: NormsRevenge

A tribunal of morons.


6 posted on 06/16/2008 8:41:28 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Islam: Imagine a clown car.........with guns.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Four thousand pounds?? That’s one big woman!


7 posted on 06/16/2008 8:42:57 PM PDT by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: mefistofelerevised
Yup.

Disarmed and surrounded by hostile Muslims.

Britannia's end will be just Custer's last stand.

8 posted on 06/16/2008 8:43:42 PM PDT by Prole (Pray for the families of Chris and Channon.)
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To: Old Sarge

9 posted on 06/16/2008 8:45:03 PM PDT by Prole (Pray for the families of Chris and Channon.)
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To: Prole

An English friend was just here visiting. She bought pepper spray to take back. You can’t even buy that there.
What a sad way for a great nation to fall.


10 posted on 06/16/2008 8:50:37 PM PDT by mefistofelerevised
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To: Prole
It's just as bad here with the gay issues. We have gays suing photographers for not wanting to take pictures at same sex weddings.

Western civ is toast, thanks to idiot PC liberalism and the American Communist Lawyers Union, and all their "grievance" pet causes, and if Obeymao gets elected, it's just going to get worse and worse.

11 posted on 06/16/2008 8:53:27 PM PDT by smedley64
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To: smedley64
It's just as bad here with the gay homosexual issues. We have gays homosexuals suing photographers for not wanting to take pictures at same sex weddings.

Fixed.
12 posted on 06/16/2008 8:56:13 PM PDT by monkeycard (There's no such thing as too much ammo.)
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To: mefistofelerevised
It's just so sad, really.

I was stationed in Europe a few years ago with the military, and can assure you that your friend has much to fear.

Because the violent and uneducated muslim hordes are in Europe to conquer the place (through bloodshed if necessary), they will not be easily vanquished.

Just pray for your friend's safety in the coming years.

13 posted on 06/16/2008 8:56:17 PM PDT by Prole (Pray for the families of Chris and Channon.)
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To: smedley64
"Western civ is toast,..."

I am afraid so. I see no signs of the West fighting back.

They certainly do not apply equal standards is Muslim countries and never will because they WILL keep their culture as they prefer it.

14 posted on 06/16/2008 8:58:31 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: NormsRevenge

Let me see, $8,900 for ‘injury to feelings’? I think I’ll move back to Britain and do something similar. No, wait, I have a conscience. Won’t be happening. So sad to see Britain buckling to the PC police.


15 posted on 06/16/2008 9:00:10 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: smedley64
Like I said before, only Obama could unite homosexuals, communists, muslims, socialists, anarchists, fascists, criminals and other registered democrats.

Their combined effort is to destroy America as we know it.

16 posted on 06/16/2008 9:00:54 PM PDT by Prole (Pray for the families of Chris and Channon.)
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To: NormsRevenge

insanity


17 posted on 06/16/2008 9:01:47 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: NormsRevenge; jan in Colorado
Another islamonazi laughing all the way to the Bank:

But Mrs Noah, who had worked as a stylist before getting married in Syria in June 2006, claims she was so depressed by Miss Desrosiers rejection that she left the hair dressing trade soon afterwards.

She is now studying tourism and said of the interview at the Wedge salon: "She [Miss Desrosiers] just looked at me as if I was wasting her time.

"She said: 'You really should have told me on the phone that you wore a headscarf and I would have told you not to come in'."

Source.

18 posted on 06/16/2008 9:06:06 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: mefistofelerevised

Probably too fast to stop herself.


19 posted on 06/16/2008 9:08:24 PM PDT by wastedyears (Like a bat outta Hell.)
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To: mefistofelerevised
England is falling fast.

Sadly, so is the US.

20 posted on 06/16/2008 9:17:07 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior force is the ONLY cure)
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To: NormsRevenge
In its judgement the London tribunal said it accepted Noah had not been treated differently because of her Muslim headscarf, but that it doubted there was as severe a risk to the business by employing someone wearing a head covering as the owner believed.

So these jerks not only presume to know more about hair salon business that the owner, they assume that it's unimportant to customers to see how their stylist looks? It amazing that the Brits allow themselves to be ruled by such foolish petty tyrants.

21 posted on 06/16/2008 9:25:56 PM PDT by Hugin (Mecca delenda est!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

“I am afraid so. I see no signs of the West fighting back.”

Yall aint been down to Texas lately, have ya? Or even Ohio, who elected a Donk but a pretty conservative and pro-2nd one (more so than that azzhat Taxt) last go around. The US has much further to fall than Europe, and despite the bad we see all the time, most of the US is getting a clue. When Europe goes full Eurabia and when a US city gets nuked (almost guaranteed under Obama, not a chance under McLame, and a negative chance under GW “you take two buildings, I take two countries” Bush), the swing will be hard, sharp, and bloody, but in the right direction.

We’ve been here before, specifically just before WWII. Lots of appeasers, even more openly pro-communist crowds, etc. then than even now. Most people don’t know it because it is not told in our history books, but there was a wave of lynchings of leftdolts across the nation after Pearl.

History repeats itself. Just remember, though, that we on the right and those in the middle aren’t the only ones to fail to learn its lessons. Those on the left (socialist/communist/nazi/fascist/islamist) fail to learn those lessons even moreso.


22 posted on 06/16/2008 9:42:15 PM PDT by piytar
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To: NormsRevenge
In its judgement the London tribunal said it accepted Noah had not been treated differently because of her Muslim headscarf, but that it doubted there was as severe a risk to the business by employing someone wearing a head covering as the owner believed.

The communists see they can't argue with logic, so they punish because it's the end justifies the means. The only way to deal with people who make their own rules is to make your own rules reinforced with violence. The communists are proceding by using violance of the state to crush the opposition. The Bristish could go to an underground economy and starve the communists, or they could just throw the bastards out.

23 posted on 06/16/2008 9:58:57 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: Fred Nerks
I wouldn't hire her either...she has blue legs.

FMCDH(BITS)

24 posted on 06/16/2008 11:31:50 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: monkeycard; smedley64
It's just as bad here with the gay homosexual fag issues. We have gays homosexuals fags suing photographers for not wanting to take pictures at same sex weddings.

Upon reflection, I think that may be going a bit too far.

25 posted on 06/16/2008 11:53:44 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Given such dismal choices, I guess I'll vote for the old guy.)
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To: Pontiac
Get a little business savvy there, you never tell an applicant why they were rejected.

Very good point. Same goes for firing people. Just show them the door. Don't give them a reason, they'll use it in a lawsuit which will tie up your business for ages.

26 posted on 06/17/2008 12:34:52 AM PDT by Roy Tucker ("You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."--Ayn Rand)
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To: Roy Tucker
Same goes for firing people. Just show them the door. Don't give them a reason, they'll use it in a lawsuit which will tie up your business for ages.

Exactly. Unless they are complete idiots they know anyway.

27 posted on 06/17/2008 2:27:59 AM PDT by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: Pontiac

Of course in Europe it’s almost impossible to fire anyone.


28 posted on 06/17/2008 2:52:14 AM PDT by Roy Tucker ("You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."--Ayn Rand)
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To: NormsRevenge
A British employment tribunal ...

For me, this article points out a trend that I find increasingly frightening both there and here in USofA. This is the bypassing of the court system in favor of 'code enforcement' hearings run by the government bureaucrats themselves.

I think that it is logical to believe that these same people are likely to have biases towards 'political correctness', rigid adherence to their rules/regulations and, overall, governmental control of behavior. I think we have been sold 'a bill of goods' in allowing this bypass, even if we can still go to the courts later. The drones still end up with defining the 'crime' and devising the 'punishment'.

29 posted on 06/17/2008 5:31:38 AM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: NormsRevenge
but that it doubted there was as severe a risk to the business by employing someone wearing a head covering as the owner believed.

i.e. we know your business better than you.

30 posted on 06/17/2008 5:32:48 AM PDT by glorgau
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